I am the youngest in a family of five. My father is a mechanic, and thank goodness for that! My mother is an educator and has held various positions including teacher, principal, superintendent, and currently she is a Director of Schools. I have a sister named Breanne, and a brother named Dylan. We are a very close-nit family and I'm not quite sure what I'd do with out them!
Probably the most important member of my family is my dog Oliver. I have had him since I was a junior in college. Oliver goes where I go, on every adventure, and he's never far from my side. He likes to eat carrots, play fetch, wear bandanas, and take up 99% of the bed at night. He is completely terrified of thunder, fireworks, and getting in trouble. I'm sure you'll hear plenty about him, don't worry!
I was born in a tiny town in Eastern Oregon called North Powder. There were only about 500 people there! I lived there until I was 16.
I moved to Hillsboro, Oregon to a much bigger town and a much bigger school. I became heavily involved with volleyball and worked at a pizza shop while I was in school, YUM! I graduated high school in 2007 from Liberty High School. After high school I was off to college at...
I'll be the first to admit that I am a die-hard Duck fan! Go Ducks! I started school at UO in the fall of 2007 and graduated in the spring of 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in History. My educational career did not stop there, I continued on at Concordia University Portland in 2012 and earned my Master's of Arts in Teaching. Just a short month after graduating, I packed up everything and headed to Tucson to start my first job as a teacher at Ocotillo Ridge Elementary where I taught for four years. At the end of the school year I made the choice to leave Arizona and return to Oregon.
This will be my sixth year of teaching and my sixth year of teaching third grade. My time in Arizona taught me a lot about who I am as a teacher! I am excited to get the opportunity to be home in Oregon with my family and friends again. I am also looking forward to working in such a tight knit community as Gaston. I know that this will be a great school year and look forward to sharing my love of learning with my new students!